book is the vision of three women with a deep and wholehearted
interest in reclaiming what is mysterious about
wisdom. The connection between women and the moon is linked to
something more ancient and matriarchal
many of us know, and Moon Mysteries was written to help us reclaim
the wisdom that lies there.
Mysteries is filled to the brim with what inspires us most. Because
we are interested in the rich history of our female ancestors we
researched and explored subjects on the goddess, the etymology of
female-based words and ancient matriarchal
civilizations. We have been looking for this book for well over a
decade. It was born out of conversations based on our own search. The
idea for Moon Mysteries came while we were sitting at our kitchen
tables over many cups of tea, tears, and laughter.
concept of 13 moons, or chapters, came from an old 1810 Farmers
Almanac, in which each moon of the lunar year was outlined and given
a name to describe the season associated with it’s cycle. For
example the first moon of the historical Farmers
Almanac was known as The Wolf Moon, because this full moon appeared
when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages.
chapter of our book has been named in a similar way and is dedicated
to exploring a component of the female psyche
as it relates to the blood cycle.
There are thirteen chapters in our
book, because there are thirteen moons in a
lunar year, and consequently thirteen menstrual cycles for a woman.
is our belief that images found throughout the book are a kind of
wisdom in themselves, and we suggest that you let them
influence your experience. It has been said that healers of
indigenous traditions not only prescribe medicinal tinctures for
their patients’ healing, but they also suggest certain images for
the patients to meditate upon. These images are known
to be medicine for the soul. It is with this sentiment in mind that
our book has been illustrated and we believe that
the illustrations found within are a vital part of the reader’s
is our sincere hope that Moon Mysteries will remind women everywhere
of the sacredness of the blood cycle.
connection between women and the moon reveals a mysterious and
inherent wisdom that is a part of all women, and
has been, since the most ancient of times.